Yoga Anatomy Articles


The yoga anatomy articles are organized into categories such as,  Injuries PosturesYour Questions Yoga Anatomy Yoga Injuries Research , Ashtanga Yoga Research , and even  Yoga Adjustments.


They are also broken down more specifically by muscles, bandhas, breathing, sit bone pain, shoulders, psoas, and knee pain.


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Yoga Advertising: Who Are Ads Targeting?

Yoga advertising should share the message that yoga is for everyone. Advertorials showing narrow subgroups of people don’t convey that…
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Practicing Yoga With Hyperextended Elbows

Some shoulder pain could be related to practicing yoga with hyperextended elbows since the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder make…
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Anatomical Breakdown Of Baddha Konasana

Baddha konasana lengthens the adductors and can help balance the tension between the tissues on the inside and outside of…
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What Does Vinyāsa Mean In Yoga?

Vinyāsa yoga can refer to the connecting movements between postures which are synchronized with breath as well as a style…
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Why Is My Spine Popping After Deep Flexion In Yoga?

A likely reason that your spine is popping during flexion or twisting is that the synovial fluid in the intervertebral…
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Can Yoga Help Manage Heart Arrhythmia?

Yoga positively improved some aspects of heart arrhythmia and some secondary effects, like decreased anxiety and depression.…
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Yoga Alignment: Does It Really Matter?

Base yoga alignment intentions and verbal cues on sound anatomical concepts and apply them individually to each person’s specific situation.…
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What’s Happening In the Shoulders In Prasarita Padottanasana C?

Flexibility of all muscles that surround the shoulder girdle can affect the mobility of the shoulders in prasarita padottanasana C.…
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Tristhāna: The Essence Of The Ashtanga Yoga Method

The elements of the tristhāna in Ashtanga Yoga: breath, bandha, and drishti, are the foundation of our work in primary…
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How Accurate Are Weekly Logs Of Home Yoga Practice?

Practitioners recorded formal home yoga practice accurately on a weekly log when compared to a daily yoga practice log.…
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Why Is My Back Rounded In Forward Bends?

The likely reason that your back is rounded in forward bends is that your hamstrings are tight. Tight lateral gluteals…
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How To Do Janu Sirsasana A

Janu sirsasana A is a great posture for increasing your external hip rotation with less pressure on your knees than…
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What Are The Gluteal Muscles Doing In Yoga Poses?

The activation of the gluteal muscles in the lifted leg of half moon and warrior three yoga poses was high…
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How Do I Open My Hips And Hamstrings For Forward Bending?

Consistent, frequent yoga practice and scaling back on activities like running can help open tight hips and hamstrings for forward…
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How Is Yoga Presented On Instagram?

Few yoga posts on Instagram shared something about the contemplative or spiritual aspects of yoga. Most focused on physical appearance.…
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Myth: Everyone Should Do The Full Expression Of Poses Before Adding A New Pose

Whether you are doing full expression of poses is only one factor to consider before adding more postures to your…
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How Can I Work With Scoliosis In My Yoga Practice?

When working with scoliosis in yoga practice, you may have to choose in poses like down dog, whether to balance…
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Adjusting Baddha Konasana

Adjusting baddha konasana involves observing and responding to a student’s external hip rotation and forward bending patterns.…
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Can Yoga Help Adolescents Manage Their Anger?

Yoga may help adolescents manage anger by increasing the parasympathetic aspect of the autonomic nervous system.…
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Is It Okay To Adjust The Feet In Downward Dog?

What’s more important than how you adjust your feet in downward dog is whether you start the movement from up…
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Myth: Everyone Should Do Dropbacks Before Starting Second Series

Doing dropbacks before beginning second series in Ashtanga makes sense only if the student has a comfortable steady full wheel…